Nirmarmala Sitharaman emerges as the first woman Defence Minister. 9 new ministers join Modi government, six ministers dropped in Cabinet reshuffle – media news report said.
In India, in Cabinet reshuffle on Sunday, reportedly, nine new ministers joined Modi government and six dropped in reshufle.
According to media news reports, Nirmamala Sitharaman emerged as the first woman Defence Minister in the Cabinet reshufle, Modi gave her the heavyweight Defence portfolio.
As the Defence Minister, Sitharaman will be a member of the crucial Cabinet Commitee on Security whose members include the Prime Minister, Home Minister, External Affairs Minister and Finance Minister.
Reportedly Modi stripped cabinet minister Uma Bharti of the charges of water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenition and handed them over to Nitin Godkari. Bharti will take care of Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.